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Leslie Torres Valadez

Los Angeles Reporter

Location icon United States

Leslie is a Los Angeles sports reporter who currently works for Playmakers Latinoamerica covering the Lakers and Clippers. She also writes NBA pieces for Sports Al Dente. If that wasn't enough, she also co-hosts her own podcast, "West Coast Mix & Bounce." As a L.A. native and a Latina, she embraces her culture and her passion for basketball. Her goal is to find a way to bridge the gap between basketball and Spanish speaking communities. As she lives by the fact that sports knows no language

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Leslie Torres Valadez Demo Reel

YouTube
07/25/2018
Leslie Torres Valadez, Sports Demo Reel

Leslie is a Los Angeles sports reporter who currently works for Playmakers Latinoamerica covering the Lakers and Clippers. She also writes NBA pieces for Sports Al Dente. If that wasn't enough, she also co-hosts her own podcast, "West Coast Mix & Bounce." As a L.A. native and a Latina, she embraces her culture and her passion for basketball. Her goal is to find a way to bridge the gap between basketball and Spanish speaking communities. As she lives by the fact that sports knows no language.

Sports Al Dente

Sports Al Dente
12/13/2018
The Inevitable Duo of LeBron James and Kyle Kuzma - Sports Al Dente

LeBron James. Just the name takes you to a high expectation but, there is another Laker that has been able to synchronize with James. That player is Kyle Kuzma. When Brandon Ingram was sidelined with an injury, someone needed to step up and assist James.

Sports Al Dente
08/09/2018
Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers Rising Star - Sports Al Dente

The Los Angeles Lakers have reached the moment they have been waiting for since their rebuilding phase in 2014. They finally have a chance to compete with a team full of talent and potential. Yes, they signed arguably the best player in the league, LeBron James , but he's not the only Laker that we should keep an eye out for.

Sports Al Dente
07/14/2017
Top 10 Moments In Dallas Cowboys History - Sports Al Dente

It's hard to believe that the Dallas Cowboys have been dubbed "America's Team," when they haven't won an NFC title and a Super Bowl championship in 22 years. Don't worry though, together we will relive the Top 10 moments in Dallas Cowboys history and why they are worthy of the nickname.

Personal Publications

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04/01/2016
The Winners and The Losers

An Op-Ed paper on the "student-athlete" dilemma. Should "student-athlete" continue to play for "free" or should we pay attention to the student first, athlete second?

03/11/2016
Women and Sports: Why Do They Go?

This is a statistical analysis on women in sports journalism. The numbers show that women are more than ever interested in sports, so why is pursing a career in sports journalism not an option?

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